Hopkins Barn Preservation

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Hopkins Barn Preservation

Munshaw Barn

Ever wonder what will become of that barn next to the Community Center? Well, the Wixom DDA, along with other City boards and commissions, will take steps to determine what the options are for this historic landmark.

The following is an excerpt from a 1992 restoration report provided by Kirkarchitecture, Inc. of Detroit: "The barn . . . is important as an historical artifact that helps define the character of Wixom early in this century. Built in approximately 1916 by Adelbert Hopkins, the barn was used to house a thrashing machine and the team of horses that pulled it. This machine was taken around the farming community at harvest time to assist farmers in their tasks. This use is characteristic of the sense of teamwork that defines farming communities throughout the country, and the linkage between this community spirit and the barn is significant."

The Wixom DDA is currently selling totes featuring the Hopkins Barn to promote one of our local historical treasures and the DDA. The totes may be purchased for $5.00 at DDA sponsored events or contact the DDA at wxmdda@wixomgov.org